Academic Calender
An academic year is divided into two semesters namely SPRING and FALL, each of 17 weeks duration. The SPRING semester starts in January and concludes in June.The FALL semester starts in August and concludes in December.
Academic Schedule for the 2016 - 2017
Fall 2016 Spring 2017
Registration Aug 1-5 (Mon-Fri) Jan 12-14 (Thu-Sat)
First day of classes Aug 15 (Mon) Jan 16 (Mon)
First Session Examinations Sep 17-20 (Week 6) Feb 18-21 (Week 6)
Second Session Examinations Oct 22 - 25 (Week 11) Mar 25 - 28 (Week 11)
Last Day of classes Dec 9 (Fri) May 5 (Fri)
Final Examinations Dec 15-24 (Thu-Sat) May 12-22 (Fri-Mon)
Announcement of Results Jan 6,2017 (Fri) May 31 (Wed)

*These Dates are tentative. For confirmation, contact your concerned campus

Summer Semester

Summer semester may be organized in June-July at the discretion of the campus. Only a limited number of ‘taught courses’ may be offered in the summer semester. Preference is given to final year students and then to junior batches, in order of their seniority.

As the summer semester is not a regular semester, therefore, Registration in Project/ Dissertation/ Thesis is not allowed in the summer semester. Withdrawal from course(s) is not allowed in summer semester.

Expected Holidays during the year 2015 - 16
2016 2017
Kashmir Day Feb 5 (Fri) Feb 5 (Sun)
Pakistan Day Mar 23 (Wed) Mar 23 (Thu)
Labour Day May 1 (Sun) May 1 (Mon)
Eid-ul-Fitr * Jul 6 - 10 (Wed - Sun) Jun 25 - 27 (Sun - Thu)
Independence Day Aug 14 (Sun) Aug 14 (Mon)
Eid-ul-Adha * Sep 11 - 13 (Sun-Tue) Sep 1 - 3 (Fri-Sun)
Ashura * Oct 11- 12 (Tue-Wed) Sep 30- 01 (Sat-Sun)
Iqbal Day Nov 9 (Wed) Nov 9 (Thu)
Eid Meelad-un-Nabi * Dec 12 (Mon) Dec 1 (Fri)
Quaid’s Birthday Dec 25 (Sun) Dec 25 (Mon)

*Subject to lunar calendar

Expected Convocation Dates

Convocations are planned to take place at the campuses on the following dates.

Venue 2016
Islamabad Aug 1 (Mon)
Karachi Aug 3 (Wed)
Lahore Aug 11 (Thu)
Peshawar Aug 8 (Mon)
Chiniot - Faislabad Aug 10 (Wed)
Code of Conduct

National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences endeavours to inculcate in its students intellectual diversity, self motivation, critical thinking and inquiry, research oriented approach, capacity for leadership, and community oriented, ethically guided high sense of professionalism. University aims to equip students to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The University expects its students to strive towards acquisition of attributes that befit the national objectives. These attributes, in turn, should be reflected in their everyday behaviour, attitude and dress.

In order to achieve these goals all students are obliged to strictly follow the Code of Conduct laid down below:

  1. Students should refrain from conduct that might damage the reputation of the University, any conduct that may lead to the disruption of any academic program of the Campus.
  2. Students will show tolerance, understanding and respect for the rights of others. In case of any misunderstanding with peers or University management, etc, discussions and exchange of views within the frame work of decency and decorum would be the desirable course to follow. Threatening behaviour to fellow students, faculty, staff or the University as an institution could cause irrevocable dismissal form the University.
  3. Students will be respectful to members of the opposite gender and will refrain from any behaviour that can be interpreted by others as ‘gender harassment’.
  4. Students are strictly reminded that gender mixing is permissible only within the accepted social and cultural norms of the society. Faculty tolerance should not be construed as an approval to undue intimacy and unacceptable proximity, openly or in isolated areas.
  5. It is the responsibility of all to keep the Campus environment clean and tidy. Therefore, no littering or trash should be carelessly thrown or left on the Campus premises. The designated waste boxes should be used for the purpose.
  6. The students are advised to refrain from any damage to the university fixtures/furniture including Venetian blinds, scribbling/carving on desks, writing on walls, misusing lab equipment, etc.
  7. The Campus is a no-smoking area, and at no time in any premises of the Campus smoking is allowed.
  8. Students are advised to switch off mobiles in class rooms, examination halls, labs and library so as not to disrupt the calm of the said rooms.
  9. Students are advised to strictly follow the code of conduct on the field and off the field while taking part in sports and other extra-curricular activities. Students are expected to exhibit exemplary behaviour, especially while representing the University in an activity/competition.
  10. Matters of indiscipline would be referred to the Discipline Committee, which is authorized to reprimand or check any indiscipline in any way it deems appropriate. Parents of students who disobey authority and violate the code of conduct will be called to the university.
  11. Students must refrain from cheating, plagiarism, lying, stealing, and gender harassment in any setting of the Campus.
  12. Students are required to follow campus IT usage policy, which forbids them from sending and receiving offensive and indecent emails, possession of non-academic materials on their assigned folders, forging or hiding identity, and misuse of IT resources and Internet for any non-academic activity.
Dress Code (for Students, Faculty and Staff)

You are expected to dress keeping in view the local cultural values and norms. The dress should not have any script or image, which appears to be indecent or provocative. Dress should not be see-through. Wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts is not allowed.

Females should not wear short length shirts. They should avoid wearing too much makeup and jewellery.

Academic Grading
The performance of students is assessed during the semester through mid term tests, assignments, quizzes, case studies or any other method considered appropriate by the course instructor and the University, This shall be communicated to the students at the start of a course. For almost all courses, the semester work will contribute 50% towards the final grade, while the final examination will contribute the remaining 50% of the total marks. A letter grade will be awarded to each student based on his/her overall academic performance in a course.
Description of Grades

The Grade Point Average calculation ensures a continuous scale for the respective grades. The grade issued by the University will be final. Two types of averages will be computed for the grades obtained by each student, the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). SGPA is the weighted average of grade points earned in a semester. The weights are taken as the ratio of course credits to the total credits taken by the student in the semester.

SGPA is the weighted average of grade points earned in a semester. The weights are taken as the ratio of course credits to the total credits taken by the student in the semester.

CGPA is the weighted average of all the courses taken so far. For repeat courses, only the most recent grade points are used, even if they are less than the earlier attempts.

The following points need to be noted:

  • "W" will appear as a grade in the transcript like any other grade.
  • "I" will appear as a temporary grade in the transcript subject to change to the grade awarded. Grade “I” shall automatically convert to an “F” grade before the end of the next semester.

Repeat courses will be indicated on the transcript together with the repeat count.

"S" or "U" is awarded for PhD Thesis work only and is not considered in CGPA calculation.

Letter Code Interpretation

Letter grades for BBA & BS programs

Grade Points Interpretation
A+ 4.00 Excellent
A 4.00 Excellent
A- 3.67 Very Good
B+ 3.33 Very Good
B 3.00 Good
B- 2.67 Average
C+ 2.33 Below Average
C 2.00 Adequate
C- 1.67 Pass
D+ 1.33 Pass
D 1.00 Pass

Letter grades for MBA & MS programs

Grade Points Interpretation
A+ 4.00 Excellent
A 4.00 Excellent
A- 3.67 Very Good
B+ 3.33 Good
B 3.00 Average
B- 2.67 Below Average
C+ 2.33 Adequate
C 2.00 Pass

Letter grades for PhD programs

Grade Points Interpretation
A+ 4.00 Excellent
A 4.00 Excellent
A- 3.67 Very Good
B+ 3.33 Good
B 3.00 Average
B- 2.67 Below Average

The Following grades are common for all degree programs:

Grade Points Interpretation
CR - Continuing Research
F 0.00 Fail
FA 0.00 Faill (Attendance Shortage)
I - Incomplete
W - Withdrawn

Grades CR, I and W are not used in computing SGPA or the CGPA.

Warning/Probation
  1. At the end of every semester (including the first semester and summer semesters), warning is issued provided the CGPA of a student is less than the minimum required for the degree program.
  2. A student with a warning cannot register in a subsequent semester without approval of the relevant Head of Department or any other senior faculty nominated by him.
  3. After each semester (including the summer or the first semester), if the CGPA of a student is less than the required minimum, the Warning Count increases by one.
  4. If Warning Count becomes three, the admission of student at the University is closed.
  5. If the CGPA equals or exceeds the required minimum, the Warning Count becomes zero.
Minimum CGPA required to avoid Warning
BBA/BS programs 2.0
MBA/MS programs 2.5
PhD programs 3.0

The admission will be cancelled automatically after completion of maximum duration allowed to earn a degree.

Repeating a Course

A student can repeat a course if that course has not been passed or the student desires to improve his/her grade. A student must repeat all failed courses. Students under warning must repeat such passed courses, in which their GPA is less than the minimum CGPA required for their degree.

For example, MS students under warning (CGPA less than 2.50) must repeat courses in which their GPA is less than 2.50 (i.e. C or C- grade).

Incomplete Course

A student may request an extension in the final examination for genuine reasons subject to the following.

  1. An "I" grade will be given for the affected course provided he/she has satisfactorily met all other requirements for the course except the final examination.
  2. The "I" grade will be converted to appropriate grade before the end of next semester.
Equivalence by HEC

Holder of 4-year Bachelor degree (BS Computer Science / BBA Business Administration), with minimum of 130 credit hours after intermediate or equivalent qualification is considered eligible to compete for the posts of lecturer or equivalence posts of B-17 by the Higher Education Commission/Government of Pakistan.

It is intimated that MS (Computer Science degree of 30 credit hours spread over 4 semesters (2 semesters course work+ thesis) after four year BS (Computer Science) / BS (Information Technology)/ BCS (Hons) degrees are recognized as equivalent to M.Phil degree for purposes of job, service benefits, increments etc. on the analogy of equivalence of M.Sc. Engg. and M.Sc.(Hons) Agriculture degrees with M.Phil degree.

Higher Education Commission
H-9, Islamabad
No. 8-70/HEC/A&&A/2003/42
January 10, 2003
Academic Rules and Regulations

An Academic year is divided into 2 semesters namely, Spring and Fall each of 17 weeks duration. A special summer semester of 8-weeks duration may also be organized, if required, during June-July.

Attendance Requirement

Students are required to maintain 100% attendance in lectures, labs, tutorials, seminars and discussions as prescribed by the course instructor. However, an absence of maximum of 20% of the total lecture attendance may be condoned for genuine reasons, such as illness etc. Failure to meet attendance requirements will render the student ineligible for appearing in the final examination of the concerned course.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction and examinations for all courses is English (except language courses where it may be different). However, students may opt to answer the ‘Religious and Islamic Studies’ examination in either English or Urdu.

Dean’s List of Honours

If the SGPA of a student (registered in a Bachelor degree program) is 3.50 or more (on a scale of 4.0) in a semester, then his/her name is included in the DEAN’s LIST. Such a student receives a Certificate and his/her name is also placed on the University’s website. Only those students are included in this list if they have completed the semester with regular course load prescribed in the study plan.

Rector’s List of Honours

The name of a student (registered in a Bachelor degree program) is placed on the Rector’s list, if his/her SGPA is 4.00 at the end of a semester. Such a student receives a Certificate and his/her name is also placed on the University’s website. Only those students are included in this list if they have completed the semester with regular course load prescribed in the study plan.

Semester Course Load

Undergraduate students are expected to register for five courses (15 to 18 credit hours). The normal course load for graduate students is three to four courses (9 to 12 credit hours). The Head of Department may change the course load keeping in view the availability of courses and student’s academic performance.

Undergraduate students with academic warnings may take fewer courses in a regular semester with the approval of the Head of Department. For such students, Approval of HOD is also required for adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a course.

Students under warning

Students under academic warning must register for all such courses in which they have failed. They could then register for courses in which the points obtained are less than the minimum points required to avoid warning.

Students under academic warning cannot register in a semester unless their parent/ guardian inform the Head of department that they are aware of the poor academic performance of their child/ ward. Such students must obtain written approval from their Head of Department for each course that they register, add, drop or withdraw.

Students studying under scholarships (OSP, HEC, FAST or others) must take full load.

Registration in Final Year Project/ Thesis

Final Project and Thesis are offered either in the last or the second last semester. A student must have passed all courses shown in the study plan of that degree program (up to the last or second last semester).

The Head of department can allow registration in cases where there is a deficiency of one course.

The Director of campus can allow registration in special cases where there is a deficiency of two courses.

Students having deficiency of more than two courses are not allowed registration in FYP.

Registration in FYP-II is allowed only after successful completion of FYP-1.

Registration in Semester

Students admitted to NUCES are required to register every semester and to pay the prevalent semester fees. All students are required to register for normal course load, except those who are advised by the Faculty Adviser to do otherwise. The recommended registration procedure is as follows:

  1. Clear all previous fees and other dues before registration.
  2. Appear personally to complete registration formalities.
  3. For the First semester, appear for registration through Admission Office. For the rest of semesters students should register online.
  4. Pay current dues in full immediately after the online registration is complete.

    Students under Academic Warning should

    • Must register for all such courses, in which the grade was F or U
    • Should register for all such courses, in which the grade was D, D+ or C-
    • Should not register for more than five courses

    In addition, students with warning count = 2 must not register for any new course.

Suspension of Registration

Registration of a student is suspended in any of the following situations:

  1. Behaviour calling for disciplinary action.
  2. Unsettled matters with the University.
Restoration of Suspended Registration

A student whose registration is suspended may request for restoration of registration provided he/she has cleared all the issues that called for suspension and pays all dues.

Semester Freeze

A student may request the Campus Director to allow ‘Semester Freeze’. It is allowed under exceptional circumstances only. A semester freeze fee has to be paid.

Semester Freeze is allowed only once during a degree program.

Closure of Admission

The closure of admission results in termination of a student's studies at the University, and will not be restored except in the last two cases (point 4 and 5) as mentioned below. The admission will be closed in any of the following situations:

  1. Failure to restore suspended registration.
  2. Failure to re-continue studies within a period of two years.
  3. Disciplinary action or admission obtained on false documents.
  4. Failure to achieve required minimum standards of academic performance within the stipulated period.
  5. Request to close admission from a student for the purpose of acquiring education elsewhere.
Exemption of Credits earned at any NUCES campus
  1. Credit can be given for relevant courses only; in which the grade has been ‘C’ or higher (for Bachelor programs), and ‘B-’ or higher (for Master programs)
  2. If credit is given for a course, then credit will also be given for its pre-requisite course(s), provided a pass grade was earned in that course.
Double Admission

Concurrent admission in more than one degree program is not allowed.

Re-Admission

If admission of a student is closed after third warning, then he/she is eligible to apply for Re-admission. Re-admission requires taking admission test and meeting the current eligibility and merit criteria.

Adding or Dropping a Course

The request should be made within the first two weeks of a semester. Approval of the Head of Department is essential.

Students are not allowed to drop any course in the first two semesters.

Withdrawal from a Course

Students are not allowed to withdraw from any course in the first two semesters. Withdrawal is not allowed due to shortage of attendance, unless it is due to reasons beyond one’s control, e.g. hospitalization. Application for withdrawal from course(s) must be countersigned by the parent or the guardian of the student. Request for withdrawal requires approval from Director of the campus. For courses having an associated lab, withdrawal is always from both the theory and lab portions of the course. Fee is not refunded for a withdrawn course. Request for withdrawal MUST be made within two weeks after the conduct of second mid-term examination.

Missed Examination

A student who misses a quiz or assignment is awarded zero marks in the respective examination. However in case of mid-terms and final examination there is a provision for a retake of test or examination in case of the student's illness or severe accident or death in the immediate family. A Faculty committee shall examine the request of the student for a repeat test.

Retake of the midterm exams, if approved, is either taken or adjusted in proportion to the final exam score without any penalty. A student may claim the above-mentioned credit for ONLY ONE midterm per subject in a semester for valid reasons including medical grounds.

In case retake examination of final exam is allowed, it shall be held within one month of the date of the regular examination. Retake examination fee is payable before the examination at the rate of Rs. 1,000 per course.

Disciplinary Action

To maintain an academic and comfortable environment at the campus, students have to abide by the rules and regulations of the University and to follow a code of conduct. Students are expected to observe disciplinary standards of the University in all their dealings. Failure to do so shall require appearance before a disciplinary committee. The committee may recommend a suitable action against the student as deemed necessary. The action may amount to imposition of fine, suspension, expulsion, or disqualification of a student from any academic honor such as award of gold medal, scholarship, etc. The following will call for disciplinary action.

The action may amount to imposition of fine, suspension, expulsion, or disqualification of a student from any academic honor such as award of gold medal, scholarship, etc. The following will call for disciplinary action.

  1. Disregard or disobedience of rules of the University.
  2. Willful defiance of University’s authority whether alone or in association with others.
  3. Involvement in activities that are against the interest and reputation of the University.
  4. Use of unfair means or breach of norms.
  5. Improper behaviour in or outside the classroom.
  6. Any act of dishonesty including submission of false documents and deliberate misreporting.
  7. Association with actions, which are harmful to good academic environment.
  8. Failure to meet the code of conduct specified by the University.
Academic Dishonesty

Students must refrain from use of unfair means in assignments and exams. The minimum punishment for using unfair means is award of zero marks in that test, assignment, midterm, or final examination.

If the Course Instructor refers the matter to the Disciplinary Committee of the Department, then the maximum punishment can be award of 'F' grade in that course.

If the Head of Department refers the matter to the Disciplinary Committee of the Campus, then the maximum punishment can be award of ‘F’ grade in all the courses taken in that semester and suspension from the next semester.

If the Director (of the campus) refers the matter to the Rector, then the maximum punishment can be expulsion from the University.

Transfer of Students between Campuses

Transfer from one campus to another campus of the University shall be considered by the competent body, provided the Directors of both the campuses have no objection to it and that there is a place in the destination campus. The transfer would only be considered on the compassionate basis like death of parents or transfer of father (or mother) to the city where the transfer is desired.

Transfer shall not be considered in the following cases:

  1. The student is under disciplinary or academic punishment;
  2. Disciplinary action is pending against the student;
  3. Dues are outstanding against the student;
  4. During the semester;
  5. In case of those students who were admitted in an institution of their 2nd choice while they could not come to the minimum merit of the campus of their first choice.
Bachelor Degree with Honours

The University acknowledge those students who complete their degree with high honours. The following honours are stated on the degree issued to such high achievers.

  1. CGPA 3.90 to 4.00 Summa Cum Laude
  2. CGPA 3.75 to 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
  3. CGPA 3.60 to 3.74 Cum Laude

All activities of the University shall be governed by the rules and regulations of the University. In case of ambiguity or non-existence of rules, the final authority for interpretation and decision shall rest with the University.

Maximum Time Allowed to Complete Degree Requirements

As per HEC guidelines, the maximum period allowed to fulfil degree requirements is given below:

  1. An "I" grade will be given for the affected course provided he/she has satisfactorily met all other requirements for the course except the final examination.
  2. The "I" grade will be converted to appropriate grade before the end of next semester.
BBA/BS programs Seven (7) Years
MBA programs Three (3) Years
MS programs Four (4) Years
PhD programs Six (6) Years
Degree Verification Program

You can validate a degree by entering either Degree No. OR Student Registration No.




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Phd Graduates by NUCES

NUCES produced its first PhD scholar on July 16th , 2009. Since then the following have earned their PhD degree.

2015
Campus Name Subject Supervisor Thesis Defence
PWR Mr. Murtaza Ali Math Mr. Tariq Rahim Feb 28 2015
LHR Mr. Shahzad Ahmad Math Mr. Syed Husnine Mar 14 2015
LHR Mr. Tabasam Rashid Math Mr. Syed Husnine Mar 14 2015
LHR Mr. Farheen Ibraheem Math Mr. Akhlaq Bhatti Apr 24 2015
ISB Mr. Salabat Khan Computer Science Mr. Rauf Baig Apr 27 2015
KHI Mr. Shaukat Wasi Computer Science Mr. Zubair Sheikh May 26 2015
LHR Mr. Farasat Shamir Math Mr. Zahid Raza Jun 06 2015
LHR Mr. Agha Kashif Math Mr. Zahid Raza Jul 28 2015
FSD Mr. Kamran Alam Math Mr. Tariq Rahim Jul 29 2015
LHR Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Math Mr. Syed Husnine Sep 19 2015
LHR Mr. Allah Ditta Raza Electrical Engineering Mr. S.M. Sajid Nov 14 2015
LHR Mr. Abdul Hameed Math Mr. Toru Nakahara Nov 21 2015
2014
Campus Name Subject Supervisor Thesis Defence
ISB Mr. Sohail Masood Computer Science Mr. Arfan Jaffar Mar 26 2014
ISB Mr. Farrukh Shahzad Electrical Engineering Dr. Muddassar Farooq Mar 28 2014
LHR Ms. Zareen Alamgir Computer Science Mr. Syed Husnine Mar 29 2014
LHR Mr. Muhammad Javaid Math Mr. Akhlaq Bhatti Apr 12 2014
ISB Mr. Arif Jamal Computer Science Mr. Farrukh Aslam May 05 2014
LHR Ms. Sumaira Sharif Math Mr. Adil Jhangeer Oct 01 2014
2013
Campus Name Subject Supervisor Thesis Defence
KHI Mr. Noman Islam Computer Science Mr. Zubair Sheikh Feb 02 2013
LHR Mr. Uzma Ahmad Math Mr. Syed Husnine Mar 26 2013
KHI Mr. Abu Zafar Abbasi Computer Science Mr. Zubair Sheikh Apr 13 2013
LHR Ms. Saira Karim Computer Science Mr. Syed Husnine Dec 28 2013
2012
Campus Name Subject Supervisor Thesis Defence
KHI Mr. Aqeel-Ur-Rehman Computer Science Mr. Zubair Sheikh Apr 19 2012
LHR Mr. Qammar Rubbab Math Mr. Syed Husnine May 26 2012
ISB Mr. Nawazish Naveed Computer Science Dr. Arfan Jaffer Oct 17 2012
ISB Mr. Muhammad Kamran Computer Science Dr. Muddassar Farooq Dec 29 2012
2011
Campus Name Subject Supervisor Thesis Defence
ISB Mr. Abdul Rauf Computer Science Dr. Arshad Ali Shahid Jan 08 2011
ISB Mr. Muhammad Ramzan Computer Science Dr. Arshad Ali Shahid Feb 14 2011
ISB Mr. Zahoor Jan Computer Science Dr. Anwar Majid Mirza Mar 04 2011
ISB Mr. Sajid Anwar Computer Science Dr. Arshad Ali Shahid Jun 26 2011
KHI Mr. Imran Jami Computer Science Mr. Zubair Sheikh Sep 19 2011
LHR Ms. Imrana Kousar Math Mr. Syed Husnine Nov 28 2011
2010
Campus Name Subject Supervisor Thesis Defence
ISB Mr. Muhammad Rashid Computer Science Dr. Rauf Baig Feb 11 2010
ISB Mr. Muhammad Amjad Iqbal Computer Science Dr. Rauf Baig Aug 21 2010
ISB Ms. Hajira Jabeen Computer Science Dr. Rauf Baig Aug 28 2010
ISB Mr. Abdul Basit Siddiqui Computer Science Dr. Anwar Mirza Sep 08 2010
ISB Ms. Zunera Jalil Computer Science Dr. Anwar Mirza Sep 09 2010
ISB Mr. Hasan Mujtaba Computer Science Dr. Rauf Baig Sep 20 2010
ISB Mr. Waseem Shahzad Computer Science Dr. Rauf Baig Sep 25 2010
ISB Mr. Kashif Zafar Computer Science Dr. Rauf Baig Oct 09 2010
ISB Mr. Zahid Halim Computer Science Dr. Rauf Baig Nov 23 2010
2009
Campus Name Subject Supervisor Thesis Defence
ISB Mr. Muhammad Arfan Jaffar Computer Science Dr. Anwar Mirza Jul 16 2009
ISB Mr. Ayyaz Hussain Computer Science Dr. Anwar Mirza Jul 18 2009
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